Senior Researcher - The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Senior Researcher, The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for a Senior Research Associate at the Stephen S. Fuller Institute. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Institute: The Stephen S. Fuller Institute is the premier source for information and analysis of the Washington region's economy. Through consistent monitoring of regional issues and the economy, the Institute is able to identify critical conditions and trends impacting the future vitality of the Washington region's economy. Regularly communicating these findings and producing timely research on short- and long-term regional policy options ensure local business and government leaders are equipped with the data needed to make informed decisions regarding the region's future.

About the Position: The Institute is seeking a senior researcher with experience in regional economic and community development, housing, transportation or urban planning. This researcher will examine the factors affecting the regional economy using public and private datasets, regularly report on these conditions in written reports and blog posts, presentations and to the media.

Responsibilities: * Develop and execute research studies related to the Washington region's economic future; * Maintain and update databases of housing construction, sales, demographics, and mobility for different levels of geography; * Conduct both independent and project-based statistical and spatial analyses of economic, demographic and housing data; * Write research and project proposals; * Write research reports and briefs; * Prepare Microsoft PowerPoint presentations; * Represent the Institute at public events and with the media throughout the region; * Help maintain the center's Website and electronic communications (i.e., listserv, Twitter).

Required Qualifications: * Five to seven years of work experience in public policy, economics, urban planning, real estate, or a related field. A Master's degree is strongly preferred and a Ph.D. in a relevant field may be substituted for some work experience; * Advanced proficiency is required in Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint programs; * Experience with statistical software is preferred (i.e., STATA, SPSS, R, etc.); * Experience with mapping software is preferred (i.e., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.); * Familiarity and experience with policy and economic issues in the Washington, D.C., region; * Familiarity and experience with sub-national public data relevant to the economy, demography, transportation and built space environment; * Strong analytical skills; * Experience in presenting quantitative data visually; * Experience in researching, writing and presenting quantitative research for non-technical audiences; * Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, and media relations; * Ability to manage and design research projects; * Organized, flexible and able to multitask; * Ability to work independently with little supervision.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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